Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District proposed … and more

October 28, 2010 08:00AM

1. Developer cancels Red Hook “zero-energy building” project after DOB rejection [Post]
2. GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino under fire for selling ailing aunt’s upstate home to his mistress for big discount [NYT]
3. Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District proposed in Landmarks Preservation Commission [Courier-Life via Post]

4. U.N. reveals that it’s been infested with bedbugs since last year [Post]
5. Moving companies step up their efforts to prevent bedbugs in vans [WSJ]
6. Public housing building cleaner charged with arson after setting fire to bedbug-infested mattress [NYDN]
7. And an Off-Broadway musical called “Bedbugs!!!” to take the stage for one night only [WSJ]

8. Sneak peek at Jimmy McMillan’s “The Rent Is Too Damn High” album [NYT]
9. Opening of sixth grade at Gehry’s 8 Spruce Street school delayed for four years [DNAinfo]
10. As furor dies down over Park51 “ground zero mosque,” controversy unlikely to impact voters [WNYC]
11. Construction begins on new Crown Heights apartment building at 799-805 Bergen Street [Brownstoner]

12. Queens’ bustling Halloween pop-up shop market shows that permanent retail hasn’t fully recovered [NYDN]
13. Wells Fargo to resubmit 55,000 foreclosure affidavits in judicial states [Housing Wire]
14. Meanwhile, BofA will meet with state officials today as part of foreclosure investigation [AP via USA Today]
15. City eyeing 12 struggling schools for closure [NYDN]
16. Reality show chef Rocco DiSpirito tours $8M penthouse condo at Battery Park’s Ritz-Carlton [Post, 2nd item]